Head multipurpose frigate of project 22350 «Russian Admiral Gorshkov», under construction in St. Petersburg at the JSC «Severnaya Verf», can be transferred to the Russian Navy in the spring of next year, said on Thursday in the main headquarters of the Navy.
«Next spring the ship will be populated by seamen, will begin in May its mooring tests. In November, the frigate must leave the factory running. If they are successful, then proceed to the municipal. According to the schedule, «Admiral Gorshkov» must enter the fleet until Christmas Happy holiday, but a possible shift in the spring of 2014, «- said the agency interlocutor.
«Gorshkov» — the first ship of a distant sea area, built in the post-Soviet era. Very difficult craft. Exclusively in the design laid about 30 percent of new technologies and developments. For this, including, because of his surrender, as is the case with head units delayed. Because there safely take it with semi-annual shift right «, — explained the official.
He noted that exactly one year after receipt of «Admiral Gorshkov» Navy expects to receive the first serial Project 22350 frigate «Admiral Kasatonov» renting is planned for later this year.
Earlier it was reported that the surrender of «Admiral Gorshkov», according to the contract, was to take place before the end of 2011. The need for such Navy frigates estimated at 20 units.
Multipurpose Project 22350 frigate is designed for combat operations in the far and near sea areas, also for a role in solving the problems in the ocean zone. Displacement of the ship is about 4500 tons, length large — about 130 m, the width of a large — more than 16m. Cruising range — more than 4,000 miles, seaworthiness without restrictions. On the ship, not counting the artillery and missile basing provided helicopter.
The ship is designed in Northern Design Bureau. Its price is up to 400 million U.S. dollars.
In accordance with the signed agreements «Severnaya Verf» should build up to 2020 and pass the Navy six frigates of Project 22350.